There is no dearth of jobs in Dubai, the land of opportunities. However, finding a job might come across as one of the most exhausting things to accomplish, especially when you are a fresher and lack any prior work experience. Well, if you are determined and plan your job search well, you will definitely see success in your endeavors.
Here are some tips freshers can swear by to successfully find a job in Dubai:
– Get Organized:
Dubai is a land of opportunities which freshers can utilize to their advantage with a little bit of advance planning. The whole application and interview process can take months before you finally get an offer letter in your hand. Therefore, it is important to plan and organize your job search in advance. Your first step should be to reach out to a friend or a relative who is already working in the field of your interest and understand as much as possible about the work and industry. Next, prepare a list of companies and Fresher jobs in Dubai you wish to apply for. Mobile job search apps (like Naukrigulf) make this easy as you will have the record of all the jobs you apply for readily available, anytime, anywhere.
– Tailor Your CV:
Utilize the power of the Internet to your advantage while preparing the CV. There are numerous CV samples available on the Internet for freshers looking for jobs in specific fields in Dubai. Pick 2-3 relevant CV formats to prepare your CV and once done, do take the opinion of your friends on it as well. Next, start customizing your CV according to each job that you wish to apply for. This is important not just for getting your document pass through the ATS, but also for making employers see you as a potential candidate for the job.
– Build Your Personal Brand:
Social media plays an important role in how employers look at their potential candidates. In fact, employers now check the social profiles of the candidates to understand their personality better before deciding who they want to call for the interview. Therefore, keep your social profiles clean and make sure it offers a good impression to the employers. Participate in online events related to the field of your professional interest, write meaningful blogs on your LinkedIn profile, and share academic or professional accomplishments on your social profiles. Doing so will definitely help you attract more and more job interviews with prospective employers.
– Keep an Open Mind:
While everybody wants to work with companies listed on the Fortune 500 list, it is important for the freshers to keep an open mind while job hunting. There are numerous startups offering lucrative job opportunities to freshers in Dubai. Startups are a great platform for freshers to learn and grow at a fast pace. They also offer a fun environment and various modern-day perks like flexible timings, work from home options, and a casual dress code policy. So, don’t rule them out completely when searching for a job in Dubai
– Follow Up Like a Pro:
This is one of the oldest yet one of the most important tips a fresher must take seriously. Being new to the whole job-hunting process, you might feel uncomfortable following up with the employers again and again or lack the knowledge of doing so correctly altogether. However, following up is important if you wish to stay at the top of the prospective employers’ minds. Here are a few tips that will help you follow up like a pro without looking too desperate.
Hope these tips will help you plan your job search well in 2020. Here’s wishing you a very happy and successful New Year!
Fresher FAQ’s for Jobs in Dubai
Q. What is the Dubai job market for freshers like?
A. In the last couple of years, the oil industry companies have not hired as aggressively as they used to. As a result, there were layoffs, expat departures, and a steep drop in salaries/bonuses/allowances. Also, there has been downsized in the Western expat community due to high cost of living and layoffs. However, when it comes to freshers and locals, all the countries in GCC are constantly looking for skilled talent (round the year). So there is always work in Dubai for you, all you need to find out if it’ss the right type of work for you.
Q. What are some top employers of freshers in Dubai?
A. Foremost industries in Dubai like Aluminum, Boatbuilding and ship repair, Construction, Fishing, Handicrafts and textiles, Petroleum and petrochemicals are the top employers. List down companies in these sectors and tick the mass recruiters. Approach them first to apply for jobs.
Q. In-demand skills of the digital age for freshers for a sure-shot job offer.
A. Some top skills you need to become employable in today’s digital age are Emotional intelligence, Cultural intelligence, Geek acumen, Virtual collaboration, and Critical problem-solving.
Q. What are the best careers for females in Dubai?
A. Teacher ship, lectureship, home tutoring, the medical profession, Paramedics, Pilot, Dolphin trainer, Ice cream taster, Waterslide tester etc, are some best careers for women in Dubai.
Q. How to search for a job in Dubai in 2020?
A. In order to search for a job in Dubai in 2020, please apply to major employers in the country like AstraZeneca Gulf in pharmaceuticals, Apparel Group in retail, DHL in logistics, Etihad Airways, FedEx Express in logistics, Hilton Worldwide in hospitality, Marriott in hospitality, Microsoft Gulf, Omnicom Media Group, ENA, Splash in fashion, THE One in retail, and Weber Shandwick in communications. These are only a few among a long list of best companies to work for in Dubai.
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